Staff Development days can be long for teachers! A lot of meetings! But, the flip side is I learn a lot of cool new things that can be used in the classroom. I thought I would share my new favorite thing I learned today...and I hope our students and teachers will jump on board!
Kidsblog is a free safe site for students and teachers to create a blog to interact within the classroom (and across the world). The best part about it is that students can share their thinking on what they are learning! This is basically an online reflection journal! Students can improve their writing skills, have educational discussions, learn about digital citizenship, and see their growth throughout the year. I think it's important for students to know that they can publish information for others all over the world to see! This is a great classroom tool! Let me know if you will be using it!
Check it out!
Monday, September 22, 2014
Man, the beginning of the year has flown by! It is already the 5th week of school! Holy Cow! Time flies when you're having fun! There is a lot of great things in store for the library this year! It's not all about the Book Fair and New Books in this library! Our 4-th, 5th, and 6th graders are already on their ipads downloading books from the digital library! Getting logged into their adobe accounts was REAL fun! Not! There has GOT to be a better way! But, hey...we conquer, we read! Done! 3rd and 4th grade have begun their S.O.L.E. research lessons! I'm super excited about that this year. I piloted it with 5th grade last year (and they loved it...I mean doesn't everyone want to know if fish feel pain?) and now it is embedded into our curriculum. Students are exploring and learning! And bi-golly they are excited about it! Yep...I said bi-golly.
Here's some pics of kiddos doing SOLE!